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Whatever your goals, know the different types of ETFs to help you get there.

Some people prefer investments with opportunities for rapid growth and don't mind risk. Others prefer investments that grow more slowly, with less risk. There are several broad categories to help you think about how you can use ETFs.

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Equity ETF

Tracks the performance of a group of stocks, measured in a single index.

Bond ETF

Provides exposure to a universe of bonds, also known as fixed-income investments.

Sector and industry ETF

Provides exposure to a specific area like technology or telecommunications.

Smart Beta ETF

Uses a non-traditional approach to index construction versus cap-weighted strategies.

Style-specific ETF

Buys assets that follow a certain set of rules, like the fastest-growing stocks in an industry.

Foreign-market ETF

Invests in non-U.S. markets, including stocks, bonds, commodities, or a mix.

Inverse ETF

Focuses on markets or individual stocks or bonds that are likely to fall in price.

Alternative ETF

Invests in nontraditional areas, like natural resources, real estate, hedge fund replication, and merger arbitrage.


About risk:There are risks involved with investing in any such products, including the possible loss of principal. Investors should be willing to accept a high degree of volatility and the possibility of significant losses.
Consider the Funds' investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. The prospectus and the statement of additional information include this and other relevant information about the Funds and are available by visiting IQetfs.com or calling (888) 474-7725. Read the prospectus carefully before investing. ETFs are offered by properly licensed Registered Representatives only.

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 ETFs are offered by IndexIQ, a New York Life Investment Company.

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New York Life Investments is a service mark and name under which New York Life Investment Management LLC does business. New York Life Investments, an indirect subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company, located at 51 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10010, provides investment advisory products and services. IndexIQ® is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of New York Life Investment Management Holdings LLC and serves as the advisor to the IndexIQ ETFs. ALPS Distributors, Inc. (ALPS) is the principal underwriter of the ETFs. NYLIFE Distributors LLC is a distributor of the ETFs. NYLIFE Distributors LLC is located at 30 Hudson Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302. ALPS Distributors, Inc. is not affiliated with NYLIFE Distributors LLC. NYLIFE Distributors LLC is a member FINRA/SIPC.
Neither New York Life Insurance Company, nor its agents, provides tax, legal, or accounting advice. Please consult your own tax, legal, or accounting professional before making any decisions.
The S&P 500 Index (formerly Standard & Poor's 500 Index) is a market-capitalization-weighted index of the 500 largest U.S. publicly traded companies by market value, The index is widely regarded as the best single gauge of large-cap U.S. equities. Note, an investor cannot invest directly in an index.

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